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Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Hypatima ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1953 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 5 : 47.

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Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : GELECHIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Hypatopa Walsingham, 1907, was established as an objective replacement name for * Hypatima Herrich-Schäffer, [1853], that Walsingham treated as a junior homonym of Hypatima Hübner, [1825].

Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 113, also treated * Hypatima Herrich-Schäffer as a junior homonym, but Herrich-Schäffer did not establish a new nominal genus but used "Hypatima HV" i.e., the genus of Hübner's Verzeichniss.

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Senior name:
Hypatima Hübner, 1825: 415.

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